CHIEF Constable Martin Jelley’s ‘unparalleled leadership’ will see him remain at the helm of Warwickshire Police for a further two years.
Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has extended Ch Con Jelley’s contract – due to end in March – until 2022.
Ch Con Jelley was appointed to the role in April 2015, joining the force from neighbouring Northamptonshire Police.
His leadership saw the force through significant changes including the severing of its alliance with West Mercia Police.
Mr Seccombe said: “Martin is an excellent chief constable and has demonstrated unparalleled leadership for the force through what has been a significant period of change. He has done so with the respect of those he commands as well as the many partner organisations we have in the county.
“It is therefore fantastic news for Warwickshire to be in a position to retain his leadership, professionalism and skills for the next couple of years.
“I was delighted to be able to offer him an extended contract and even more delighted to have his acceptance. It bodes well for the future of Warwickshire Police as it transitions to a new and exciting chapter in its long history.”
Ch Con Jelley was equally pleased.
He said: “I am extremely proud of Warwickshire Police and our outstanding and dedicated workforce.
“We are on a significant journey as part of our Evolve change programme, re-establishing services within Warwickshire and building new collaborative partnerships. There is still much to do as part of this and I feel the stability of consistent leadership will be in the best interests of the force at this time.
“I am therefore delighted and extremely proud to have the opportunity to continue in my role as chief constable.”